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Trinity College Dublin

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B.A. Electronic Engineering

Electronic Engineering

Students who wish to study Electronic Engineering apply to the Engineering degree (TR032). The first two years are common to all

Engineering students and at the end of the second-year students select Electronic Engineering as their specialist area.

Do you enjoy it…

  • Understanding how complex systems work? E.g. mobile phone networks or YouTube?
  • Mathematical analysis of problems and formulating solutions?
  • Interpreting data to automate sophisticated tasks? E.g. Building an automated speech recogniser, or predicting trends on the stock market?

What is Electronic Engineering?

Electronic Engineering involves the use of electricity to perform a wide range of functions and the application of these functions to improve the quality of our lives.

Electronic Engineering is a continuously evolving profession and is the driving force behind the development of the world’s information technology. Electronic engineers create, design and develop everyday devices like the mobile phone, tablets, game engines and computers.

The department now includes courses specifically in information engineering and machine learning taught by experts in the field with close links to Google. We also include a good grounding in software engineering since all engineers now exploit software design to implement ideas and prototypes.

Graduate skills and career opportunities

The careers open to graduates in electronic engineering range from circuit design in semiconductor companies, through network design and management in telecommunications companies, media engineering in Netflix, YouTube and the entire cinema postproduction industry. There are opportunities in business and financial management, where the analytic and problem-solving skills of electronic engineers have long been appreciated.

Companies employing Electronic Engineering graduates include Netflix, YouTube, Disney, Technicolor, Intel, Ericsson, Analog Devices, Google, Eirgrid and Accenture.

Your degree and what you’ll study

In third year you will study core engineering subjects, specialised electronic engineering subjects and a Trinity Elective module. There are approximately 16 hours of lectures, 4 hours of tutorials, 3 hours of laboratory time and 3 hours of project time per week.

Third-year courses include:

  • Core elements of analogue and digital electronics
  • Microprocessor systems
  • Signals and information processing

In fourth year, in addition to a course in engineering management, you will choose a combination of subjects that allows further specialisation in electronic and information engineering. Each fourth year student also completes a design project which put you on the path to expert in your chosen specialty.

A fourth year electronic engineering student typically has a weekly timetable of 14 hours of lectures, 4 hours of tutorials and 3 to 4 hours of laboratory work. Additionally, you will have laboratory access for individual work on your project.

The fourth year courses cover: Machine learning; Digital control systems; Telecommunications; Digital signal processing; Microelectronic circuits and integrated systems design. There may also be the opportunity to undertake a placement in industry or with a research group or to participate in the Unitech, Erasmus or Cluster programmes.

The optional fifth year of the programme allows students to study for the MAI Masters degree qualification with more advanced treatment of the topics listed below. Students take a course in research methods and a number of optional courses during the first semester. These courses include:

  • Digital video engineering
  • Speech and audio engineering
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Wireless networks and communications
  • Complex systems science

Each student undertakes a major individual Capstone project that is assessed by a presentation and an end-of-year dissertation.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

If you are an international student studying at Trinity, you might be considering internship and graduate work in Ireland, in your home country, or elsewhere. This section provides information for Non EU students on working in Ireland during and after your studies. For information and resources to support an international job search, see our Devex resource which includes international job search advice and information.

Employers value candidates who have more to offer than a good degree with high grades. They look for students who are well rounded and who have experience outside the classroom. Search for and take advantage of opportunities to gain experience, develop your skill set, and gain a clearer picture of what you like and don't like in terms of career options.

For example, you can get involved in some of the many student clubs and societies in college, volunteer or get a part time job. Remember that voluntary work is as valuable as paid work on your CV or resume - it's a great way to demonstrate your skills to future employers. Have a look at the TCD Civic Engagement website and check out volunteering opportunities in Ireland and abroad.

PSW Opportunity

2 Year

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • General Entry Requirements
  • Class XII – ISC, CBSE
  • 80-90% in six subjects at XII depending on course (or 5 at Grade XII and 1 at Grade X) Mathematics up to Grade X

International Baccalaureate

  • 3 subjects at Grade 5 (Higher Level)
  • 3 subjects at Grade 4 (Standard Level),
  • including English & Maths
  • 32 to 40 points, depending on course


  • 4 A2 or best 3 A2 plus one AS
  • Pass in English & Maths
  • *75% or above / HL Mathematics required
  • at Class XII level for Computer Science,Engineering, Science and Mathematics courses

*Additional requirements may apply for some courses

  • English Language Proficienc Test
  • IELTS - 6.5 (No individual band below 6)
  • TOEFL - 90 (Written score 21)
  • PTE Score -63 (No section below 59)

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